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how old do chicks have to be to be handled?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to hold mine. [​IMG] Can I they are suppose to hatch today, so excited... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    I start holding mine as soon as they come out of the incubator all dry and fluffy. [​IMG] Just make sure you are clean and have washed your hands when you hold them if they are only a couple days old [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  3. Dbc

    Dbc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I held mine right when they came out of the incubator! They didn't care they just chirped and sat there! So you can hold them as soon Aston get them out of the incubator and they are dry!
     
  4. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    I think it's good to hold them as soon as they are dry and fluffy. Just keep them warm - make sure your hands are clean. They'll be easier to take care of in the long run if they get used to being handled early.
     
  5. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Mine hatched today. I couldn't sleep all night. [​IMG]
     

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